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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 19, 2010 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Are You Kidding Me? (FloydFest, Non-Dead)

you forgot expanded camping area and limited # of tickets sold

"We don;'t want to be the biggest arts and muic festival, just the best."

It is a distinct possibility that I will be there. Nothing chiseled in stone yet, and there are a few obstacles to overcome.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 19, 2010 10:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Are You Kidding Me? (FloydFest, Non-Dead)

uu -

I printed my X-Spot ticket last night. I spent a little time poking around the site some more. In addition to the stage performances here are the artists so far who are going to be doing workshops on the Back Porch Stage:

Taj
Hot Tuna
Peter Rowan
David Grisman
Carolina Chocolate Drops
New Monsoon
Tony Rice
Del McCoury
Sam Bush

The Back Pork Workshop Stage lineup alone is it's own festival. Last year I sat mesmerized listening to Wayne Henderson play and admit he "fancied himself a pretty good picker".

Yeah, and the Grand Canyon is a hole in the ground.

Hope you can make it.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Nov 19, 2010 7:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Are You Kidding Me? (FloydFest, Non-Dead)

these things always look great on paper.

i went to HARDLY STRICTLY in SF this year.... well i went one day. that was a LOT of humanity there..... wow, there were a lot of people.... whooo---eeeeeee my lord!

i had intended to go on sunday, but after diving into the throng for folk on saturday... i couldnt do it again.

"see that mass of 20,000 people in the meadow? david grisman is playing mandolin in the corner. if you walk past five thousand people into the middle of the pack there is a speaker where you can hear ok."

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 19, 2010 9:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Are You Kidding Me? (FloydFest, Non-Dead)

Floyd is a smaller festy. I thing the highest attendance is about 12-14K

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 20, 2010 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Are You Kidding Me? (FloydFest, Non-Dead)

FF is capped at 8000 for on-site camping. Walk-ups and day passes are typically about 2K more. Two years ago Grisman drew the largest Floyd crowd ever at ~11,200 and despite the crowd, you could still move easily up and down the field in front of the main stage.

I may be biased, but FloydFest is better in real life than it is on paper.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 20, 2010 7:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Are You Kidding Me? (FloydFest, Non-Dead)

I wasn't sure of the exact figure. I knew that 2 years ago was the largest crowd . Three years ago the most unpleasant crowd I've encountered at Floyd and even then it wasn't too bad.

I have enjoyed Floydfest immensely over the past few years...missed last year completely though.

I am struggling with some personal issues that may prevent me from attending this year, but I hope to overcome the problem before then.



This post was modified by user unknown on 2010-11-21 03:07:06

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